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New Zealand Energy and Origin Energy Extend Deadline for Financing of Origin Acquistion


New Zealand Energy and Origin Energy Extend Deadline for Financing of Origin Acquistion

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/12/13 -- New Zealand Energy Corp. (TSX VENTURE:NZ)(OTCQX:NZERF) ("NZEC" or the "Company") and Origin Energy Resources NZ (TAWN) Limited ("Origin") have agreed to extend the deadline or meeting the financing condition precedent for the Origin acquisition (see June 17, 2013 news release) from August 14, 2013 to September 30, 2013 and the government approval condition precedent from September 13, 2013 to October 14, 2013. In consideration for the extension, NZEC will increase the non-refundable deposit to be applied to the purchase price from CDN$5 million to CDN$6million.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

John Proust, Chief Executive Officer & Director

About New Zealand Energy Corp.

NZEC is an oil and natural gas company engaged in the production, development and exploration of petroleum and natural gas assets in New Zealand. NZEC's property portfolio collectively covers approximately 2.25 million acres (including permits and acquisitions pending) of conventional and unconventional prospects in the Taranaki Basin and East Coast Basin of New Zealand's North Island. The Company's management team has extensive experience exploring and developing oil and natural gas fields in New Zealand and Canada. NZEC plans to add shareholder value by executing a technically disciplined exploration and development program focused on the onshore and offshore oil and natural gas resources in the politically and fiscally stable country of New Zealand. NZEC is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "NZ" and on the OTCQX International under the symbol "NZERF". More information is available at www.newzealandenergy.com or by emailing info@newzealandenergy.com.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as such term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-looking Information

This document contains certain forward-looking information and forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities legislation (collectively "forward-looking statements"). The use of any of the words "will", "plans" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied upon. The Company believes the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct. This document contains forward-looking statements related to the Origin asset acquisition. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in the document are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. These statements speak only as of the date of this document and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are contained in this document, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. Contacts: New Zealand Energy Corp. John Proust Chief Executive Officer & Director North American toll-free: 1-855-630-8997

New Zealand Energy Corp. Bruce McIntyre Executive Director North American toll-free: 1-855-630-8997

New Zealand Energy Corp. Rhylin Bailie Vice President Communications & Investor Relations North American toll-free: 1-855-630-8997

New Zealand Energy Corp. Chris Bush New Zealand Country Manager New Zealand: 64-6-757-4470 info@newzealandenergy.com www.newzealandenergy.com

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